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For the fourth consecutive year, Indian whisky Officer’s Choice of Allied Blenders & Distillers  has  retained its position as world’s largest selling  whisky.  The only spirit that sells more than Officer’s Choice whisky is Korean spirit Jinro which is not a whisky.

Indian liquor continues to dominate the top 100 spirits brands worldwide in 2016 despite the overall slowdown and increasing prohibition. Three local whisky brands figure within the top 10  according to a July International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) report.

The other two Indian brands are McDowell’s and Impreial Blue whiskies, owned by  USL-Diageo and Pernod Ricard respectively. Officer’s Choice whisky has registered overall volume sale of 32.32 million cases, MacDowell’s 25.63 million cases and Imperial Blue 18.02 million cases.

At an overall level, India added more than a million cases, and remained flat in a market that consumes about 400 million cases of spirits annually. Also, reflecting its status as a highly aspirational drink in the developing world, whisky is the most represented category in the top 100 brands, with 28 brands and thirteen of these whiskies are Indian, of which nine are owned by either Diageo or Pernod Ricard.

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  • Anthony Wills, managing director of Kilchoman Distillery is known for its fine blend of single malts across the globe. He says that the Indian drinker loves peated whiskies. As for the Indian single malts, he says that the Indian market is growing at over 20% every year. With more global exposure and overseas travel, the Indian customer is looking for new and interesting brands to enhance his taste rather than to get drunk.

With greater awareness of premium products, including single malts, the urban people are also drinking less and better.  As for availability and growth in the Indian market, Anthony's brands are available in Travel retails like  the  Vault  Collection  counters at International Duty Free shops in Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi.

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  • Labrodog Blended Scotch whisky has been declared as the “Emerging brand of the year” in the recently conducted event Goa State Best Brands Awards, organized by Dewan Mehta Foundation. This year the competition was greatest in its history, having more entries than ever where winners represented some of the finest products from around the country. 
The honor highlights the Cheers Group’s commitment to premium products throughout their portfolio of Scotch whiskies and Premium Indian whiskies which makes it standout amongst the most awarded alcobev company in the country.

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  • Rampur Indian Single Malt (RISM) produced by Radico Khaitan Ltd has been awarded gold medal at the Monde Selection 2017. Ever since 1961, Monte Selection has been evaluating, testing and awarding a large number of consumer products with its remarkable quality label. It brings seventy specialists from all over the world to taste and test products in an independent way. RISM is available in more than a dozen countries including USA, Canada, UK, Germany, UAE, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Ghana etc. and many new markets in the rest of the world are being opened. 
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  • Silvestris, from Gratavinum, has been chosen as one of the thirty best natural wines in the world by Decanter magazine. The declaration was made on the basis of blind tasting of natural wines, organized in January 2017, with over a hundred distinct wines from around the globe participating. The three eminent wine specialists- Simon Woolf, the honor winning English wine and beverages author; Sarah Jane Evans, an honor winning writer who is additionally the co-seat of Decanter World Wine Awards; and Andrew Jefford, the editorialist for Decanter.com were responsible for the wine assessment. They selected their top 10 natural wines after tasting 122 wines from all over the world. 
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  • A leading player in the international wines and spirits business in India, Aspri Spirits, organized a women only exclusive sit-down dinner in honor of Andrea Freeborough, Cellar Master, Nederburg recently, in Mumbai. Set in the elegant Olive Bar & Kitchen, Mumbai, the lavish specially came up with four-course wine along with Chef Rishim Sachdeva’s menu blended perfectly with ‘Nederburg the Winemasters’ wines. In the ideal setting of dinner, Andrea Freeborough interacted with visitors and took them through a delightful history of the brand, the process of making wines, their best-seller wines and much more. 
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  • Baptiste Loiseau marked the history by becoming the Cognac’s youngest cellar master three years ago. The 34-years cellar master from the Cognac region is very passionate about the region, products and its terroir. 
This young legend performed the dual task of maintaining the tradition while innovating at the same time. He first created Carte Blanche à Baptiste Loiseau, the exclusive limited edition that has been created last year for the House of Remy Martin and available at Duty Free stores worldwide. The second Carte Blanche is to be launched in October this year as a preview, in the United States.

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  • In the world of wines, Burgundy is the famous wine produced from the lush eastern France. Mumbai-based Wine Park has brought a range of high quality Burgundies from the label Vincent Girardin in India. 
The addition of Burgundy wines has improved the impressive portfolio at Wine Park— both from old and new wine worlds. The Vincent Giradin Labels in India include 2014 Bourgogne Cuvée Saint-Vincent Blanc, 2011 Chasagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot, 2012 Meursault Premier Cru Genevrières, 2013 Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Les Referts among many others. 
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